Category: Stepfamilies

Family finances

What parents need to know about divorce

Divorce is never a pleasant subject to address but it’s a reality and it has to be faced. This begs the question of what separating couples need to keep in mind if they have children. I have been speaking with Grainne Fahy, Head of Family Law at legal firm BLM to find out what parents

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Dadbloguk Q&A

Legal rights and responsibilities of stepparents

Are you aware of the legal rights and responsibilities of stepparents? Could a stepmum, for instance, get a stepdaughter emergency dental treatment or a stepdad take their stepson on holiday unaccompanied or even collect a stepchild from school?

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Stepfamilies and step relatives explained
Family Life & parenting

Infographic: Steprelatives and stepfamilies explained

Do you know your blended family from your half-sister? How about your half-brother from your simple stepfamily? The language used to describe stepfamilies and steprelatives often confuses people. I’ve even known stepparents make mistakes when talking about their own children! The infographic below shows the phrases and terms that are most commonly used to refer

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Family Life & parenting

Stepfamily dynamics: Donna Wishart’s story

Donna Wishart is well known among us parent bloggers as the person behind the What The Redhead Said blog. She’s also a stepchild and has a family background that demonstrates just how complex stepfamilies can be.

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The different phases of being a stepchild

As I get older, I can pick out four distinct phases of what it’s like being a stepchild. In some respects, this is hardly surprising. Relationships naturally change as people move into different phases of life and I can distinctly pick out phases with my blood relatives too.

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